Friday, April 5, 2013
It's Opening Day in Media Patch. Upload your photos here.
It's time to play ball as the greater Media area opens its Little League season. Opening Day ceremonies take place Saturday and we want you to share your photos and videos with your neighbors and baseball fans alike. Click on the “Upload photos and videos” icon above, to let others see the fun. Good luck this season, teams.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Who do you think is the biggest baseball fan? Vote for your favorite.
Baseball season is open and we want to know who you think is the greatest fan. Last week, we asked for nominations and now we want you to vote on the greatest fan. All you have to do is let us know the number of the picture you choose in the comments area below. Vote before 4 p.m. Thursday. The winner will move on to the regional contest and have a chance to win $250 in prizes. Prizes: Here’s a basic rundown of the rules:
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Three Penncrest swimmers were recently honored by the Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors.
The Penncrest boys and girls swim teams were recently honored at the Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors meeting. Penncrest Swimming State Qualifier Mary Kate Boylan placed 24th in the State Championship at Bucknell in the 50 Free with a time of 24.7 seconds, according to Director of Athletics Chip Olinger. Boylan, a junior, took a fourth place medal in the 50 Free at the District Championship with a Penncrest record time of 24.43 seconds, according to Olinger. Boylan earned a gold medal for both the 50 Free and 100 free at the Central League Championships. Penncrest Swimming State Qualifier Phil Nawn placed 24th in the IM and 17th in the 500 Free with a Penncrest record of 4:42.02 at the State Championship, according to Olinger. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Joe Gartland earned a silver medal in the 170-pound weight class at the State Championship.
A Penncrest senior wrestler was recently honored at the Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors meeting. Joe Gartland earned a silver medal—the highest ever for a Penncrest wrestler—in the 170-pound weight class at the State Championship in Hershey, according to Director of Athletics Chip Olinger. Gartland, who was named the Delaware County Daily Times Wrestler of the Year, earned his 100th career win in the District Championship match and finished his high school wrestling career second in career wins with 105, according to Olinger. In the post season, Gartland won the Central League Tournament, District Tournament and finished second in the Regional Tournament losing 2-1, according to Olinger. Coaches are Greg Jacobs, Wil Harmon, Pat …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
5K runs are plentiful, as usual. Which will fit your schedule?
Tired of hibernating? Lace up your shoes and get out amongst the runners for a race in April. The Philadelphia area has plenty of options, as seen below. But if you know of another local race that readers should know about, please tell us in the comments section at the end. The Zombie Run Irish Memorial 5K Walk, Roll, Run for Thought, Race for Recovery Footsteps For Friends 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Running for Kling: 5K Run/Walk for WCU Grad Tracy Kling LaManna Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run Strides for SPARC Second Annual Spring Into Fitness Run Rick's Run 5K 18th Annual Chester County Race Against Violence Conshy 5k Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk Philly Run Wild—Save the Orangutans 5K Run/Walk
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It's an hour or so up Interstate 476 to the triple-A affiliate IronPigs' stadium, where a new gimmick is getting a lot of attention.
Urination-controlled video games are being installed this season at the home ballpark of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, triple-A minor league affiliate to the Phillies, the team announced Tuesday. Bethlehem Patch reported the men's restroom games from Captive Media are a first in North America. The attached YouTube clip shows response to the games in the United Kingdom. Sensors detect the stream in each urinal and manipulate the game shown on the screen above. "Players" will have their high scores recorded and displayed in the stadium, where the types of games will rotate throughout the season. If you weren't sure whether you'd attend an IronPigs' game this season, is the novelty of this concept enough to sway you? What do you think of this …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Many categories of tickets are sold out, but there are still some available if you want to see these great golfers competing in your neighborhood.
When tickets for the 2013 U.S. Open, to be held at Merion Golf Club, went on sale in June, many categories quickly sold out. “Due to space constraints, only 25,000 spectator tickets will be sold, which is significantly fewer tickets than a typical U.S. Open,” the ticketing website reads. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are completely sold out, according to the ticketing site, as are passes for the entire week. But, there are still tickets available for the June 10-16 event. Monday through Wednesday are practice rounds with the tournament running Thursday through Sunday. Only one ticket type (listed below) is not yet sold out for tournament days. Still available (as of the posting of this article) are Tickets can be purchased on the…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Penncrest High School's boys indoor track 4x800 relay team was recently honored.
The Penncrest boys indoor track 4x800 relay team was recently honored at the Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors meeting. The team—Nick Angelina, Evan Emanuel, Soham Kamat and Colin Meyers—placed fifth at the State Championship with a time of 8:02.16, according to Director of Athletics Chip Olinger. Emanuel and Kamat were also on the 4x800 relay that won the Kevin Dare Invitational at Pennsylvania State University and Angelina, Emanuel and Kamat were on the 4x800 relay that finished second in the Burdette Classic, according to Olinger. Also, the 4x400 relay team—Dion Durnell, Evan Emanuel, Sohom Kamat and Colin Myers—finished 13th in the State Championship. This relay team also finished second in the Kevin Dare at PSU, according to …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Penncrest High School's girls indoor track 4x400 relay team was recently honored.
The Penncrest girls indoor track 4x400 relay team was recently honored at the Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors meeting. The team finished third overall in Delaware County, according to Director of Athletics Chip Olinger. At the State Championships, Katie Arbogast, Brianna Artis, Allanna Blessington and Alicia Collier took a sixth place medal with a time of 4:01.42 in the 4x400 and an 11th place finish in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:45, a Penncrest record, according to Olinger. Coaches are Mike Clark and John Lohn.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Area sports bars are offering specials and prizes during March Madness.
Are your picks ready? Have you filled out your bracket? March Madness has begun and area sports bars and restaurants are offering specials and prizes. Double Edge Sports Grille, in Edgmont Township, kicks off its March Madness fun from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 with a Half Off Happy Hour every night Monday through Friday during the tournament. Watch the games on the multiple TVs and enjoy half off appetizers along with half off all beer, wine and liquor at the bar. Chicago Grill, in Newtown Square, will have happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. throughout the tournament but there is also a chance to win some cool prizes there too. Fill out your Chicago Grill bracket (available in the restaurant) by 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21 for …